About Mothercraft Ottawa

Mothercraft Overview

Mission (Why we exist): Helping families in Ottawa grow and thrive.

Values (How we exist):

Nurturing – Supporting each other with compassion

Inclusivity – Welcoming and encouraging diversity

Collaborative Relationships – Built on respect and communication

Creativity – Exploring possibilities

Integrity – Acting with honesty and reliability

Programs and services (What we do to realize our mission):

Mothercraft Ottawa, a leader in early learning and care since 1944, is a charitable non-profit organization that enriches the well-being of families with infants and young children through responsive, high quality programs and services.

Mothercraft Ottawa delivers child care for children aged 6 weeks to 12 years through licensed child care centres and home child care, before-and-after-school programs and part-time/casual care.

We support the evolving needs of families in Ottawa through our diverse child and family services, including comprehensive prenatal and parenting classes and workshops, perinatal support, programming for children with special needs, as well as an array of programs and services offered through our EarlyON Child and Family Centres.

Our History

Mothercraft Ottawa Board of Directors 2019-2020

Mothercraft Ottawa is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors who bring a broad cross section of expertise and experience to the agency.

Officers

PRESIDENT:  Julia Thompson
VICE PRESIDENT:  Jennifer Arnold
TREASURER:  Dan Liu
SECRETARY:  Margo Den Haan

Directors

Holly Ockenden
Kathryn Wilson
Nicole Roberts
Sarah Sanftenberg
Vladimir Mikadze

Ex-Officio Members

PAST PRESIDENT: Jennifer M. Arnold
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Alicia Ashton